December 07, 2005
I just checked my referrals and discovered that I was visited by someone doing a Google search for "fucked up as a can of worms." I don't mean to be picky here, but whoever went on THAT search needs to be dragged off and shot before he or she finds a way out of the woods. I can't stand it when people can't cuss right.
You OPEN A CAN OF WORMS when something you do or say has nasty and unforseen repercussions. Example: "I opened a real can of worms when told the little missus that her ass looked fat in that new dress."
You're FUCKED UP when you do something absolutely bat-shit crazy or asshole stupid. Example: "You told her that her ass looked fat? Man... you are as fucked up as a football bat."
There's a BIG difference between a metaphor and a simile.
I hope I put the top back on this can of worms. If you don't see my point, you're as fucked up as a June bug in January.
Going a little Dan Rather on us?
There's a formal term for that, but I just call them _______isms after one of my good friends. One of her best: Instead of saying, "He don't know come here from sic 'em" or "He don' t know shit from shinola," she really said, "He don't know shit from sic 'em"...never knew what she said that was so funny. Does it all the time.
RubyT, I kinda like that "he don't know shit from sic 'em." I don't know why, but I do.
I reckon a June Bug can fuck in January
I got a google hit once for "two men fucking a watermelon".
I got "Mom poops her pants".
Spent the whole day thinking, is this a medical issue, or is this guy just a sick bastard.
I settled on sick bastard, 'cause I needed a laugh.
Unless yer fishin, a can o' worms would be fucked up...
The expression is ... "as fucked up as a can of worms without the dirt" .
If you've ever been fishing and turned them sumbitches over and dumped them out, you'll know what it means.
We used to call being stoned out of our mind on reefer "Fucked up as a can of worms" when I was a teenager. We thought it was a good thing.
Ijust punched that in google now - because I wanted to see -- and you came up first -- just after:
"Scholarly articles for fucked up as a can of worms
The Gardening of Thomas D. - by Eckert - 0 citations
The Gardening of Thomas D. - by Thomas - 0 citations
Did You Ever See a Hearse go By? Some Thoughts on ... - by Thorson - 3 citations"
Which I found pretty amazing -- I didn't realize that it was a schorlarly subject.
I believe the official phrase is 'fucked up as a soup sandwich'